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The PSOE’s Code of Ethics prevents the party’s public officials from supporting Griñán’s request for pardon

The PSOE’s Code of Ethics prevents the party’s public officials from supporting the pardon of those convicted of corruption crimes, which is the case of the socialist José Antonio Griñán, who has been sentenced to six years in prison for prevarication and embezzlement. public in the plot of the ERE.

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“The public officials of the PSOE undertake not to propose or support the pardon of public officials convicted of crimes related to corruption, gender violence, crimes of harassment or discrimination, against sexual freedom and indemnity, torture or against moral integrity, as well such as the commission of acts constituting serious crimes”, it is stated in article 8.1 of the Party Code of Ethics which has been in force since 2014, collected by Europa Press.

Griñán, who was Minister of Health and Labor in the 1990s and who became president of the PSOE and of the Junta de Andalucía, was convicted of acts committed when he was Minister of Economy of the Junta, a position he held between 2004 and 2009 .

The same article of the code of ethics adds a second point emphasizing that “public and organic officials undertake not to request their own pardon if they were convicted of the aforementioned crimes” linked to corruption.

In the case of Griñán, it is not he who is requesting his own pardon, but rather his family, who intends to register the request for a measure of grace as soon as the content of the sentence is made public. supreme courtof which so far only the ruling has been advanced.

Two former presidents support pardon

Among the first signatories of Griñán’s pardon petition are former presidents Felipe González, who appointed him minister in 1992, and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, who promoted him as party president in 2012.

González and Zapatero are no longer public officials of the PSOE, so they would not be bound by that article of the code of ethics, but they do have an endowment from the General State Budgets (PGE) due to their status as former presidents.

The PSOE underlines in its transparency rules that the code of ethics “is mandatory for those who hold public or organic office or appear on an electoral list as a candidate”, assumptions that would no longer affect former presidents.